Amazon's Promises to Michigan Ring HollowAs Facilities Sit Vacant

 

January 5, 2023



Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, e-commerce boomed, sales flourished, and Amazon massively expanded its warehouse footprint to reach all over the country. With every new facility, Amazon sold local officials and communities on promises of new jobs and rapid economic growth—and the state of Michigan was no different.

However, within the past year, Amazon has been rethinking this massive warehouse expansion. In all corners of the country, the company’s construction plans for new facilities are either being delayed or outright canceled—and once again, the state of Michigan is no different.

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